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The Federal Government has implemented “No work, no Pay” rule against the Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) who are currently on strike. The FG sent a memo through the National Universities Commission to all Vice Chancellors of the universities across the country directing them to stop the payment of Lecturers.

The memo instructed that any attempt to pay the workers’ salaries from any other sources would be termed as a violation of extant rules and government’s directives.

Excerpts of the memo reads, “In view of the current Industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the Federal Government has directed that there shall be no payment of any form of salaries and allowances to the staff on strike in federal and inter-varsity centres.

“Consequently, I am to direct vice-chancellors to apply the “No-work-no-pay” rule. However, universities and inter-varsity centres are to pay salaries and allowances to non-teaching staff. All Vice-Chancellors and Directors of Centers should note that the salaries to staff on strike from whatever source of funds shall be viewed as violation of extant rules and directive of the Federal Government of Nigeria”.

Will this move by the Federal Government make the lecturers to go back to the classrooms? We will wait to see.

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